Doreen Helen Klassen moved to Corner Brook, NL in fall 1999 for an eight-month contract to teach folklore and anthropology at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s west coast campus, and retired from that position in spring 2019. She had previously taught music for 30 years (piano, theories, pedagogy, history, etc) until she fell asleep during a piano lesson and decided to change careers! Since 1991, her research as an anthropologist has taken her to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mexico and Belize, where she has studied women’s autobiographical and imaginative storytelling. In fall 2000, she was appointed organist/choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Corner Brook, building on a career as a church musician that had begun in a Mennonite church in Winkler, MB in 1959. Currently, she also oversees a Choral Scholars Programme at the Cathedral together with the program’s founder, Dr. Jennifer Matthews, and liturgist/cantor Fr Lynn Braye. It was her involvement with St. Luke’s Anglican Parish in Harare, Zimbabwe (1992-93) and participation in the musical life and Stephen Ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Wayne, IN (1997-99), that persuaded her to become part of the Anglican liturgical tradition.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has been connecting Anglicans in Canada to people in need since 1958. It is named for the Primate, the head of the Anglican Church in Canada. Read more about our history, our volunteers and our governance structures here.
The P stands for Primate (the head of the Anglican Church of Canada) but it also stands for our partners in Canada and around the world, people-centred development and for the parish volunteers who engage Canadians with our partners’ work. Programs focus areas include Preventive Health, Food Security, Empowering Women, Indigenous Programs, Humanitarian Response and Accompanying Refugees.
The Fundraising and Supporter Relations team supports a dedicated network of volunteers across Canada through communications, promotional and educational resources and the youth council. We strive to make PWRDF part of the outreach and social justice ministry of every parish.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund offices are located on the third floor of Anglican Church House in downtown Toronto. Email: [email protected] Phone: 416-924-9192 Toll Free: at 1-866-308-7973 Mail: 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2 Charitable Number: 8664 34640 RR0001 To reach any of our staff directly please refer to the […]